“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Quick and Easy Huckleberry Syrup

At least once a week I make French toast or waffles for breakfast.  Trying to find better alternatives to store bought 'syrup' .. and not being able to always afford real maple syrup, through a little trial period the past two weeks, I've come up with a winner topping.  Many homemade syrup recipes call for a 1:2 ratio of water to sugar.  By adding just a bit of organic corn starch, you can significantly reduce the added sugar.

Easy Huckleberry Syrup

scant 1/3 cup organic raw sugar
1 tablespoon sucanat (unprocessed sugar .. dark brown from retained molassas)
1 cup cold water
1-1/2 teaspoon organic corn starch
pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon good vanilla
1-2 tablespoons huckleberries (raspberries, or blueberries)

huckleberry syrup

homemade French (challah) bread toast with huckleberry syrup
In a small saucepan add the sugars, water, salt and cornstarch; stir well until the cornstarch is completely dissolved.  Bring to a slow boil over medium heat for about a minute or so until the syrup thickens.  Add the butter, vanilla and huckleberries and cook for another minute.  Makes 4-6 servings .. store any leftover syrup in the fridge and use within a few days.

5 comments:

Tonya said...

What time is breakfast??? YUMMY!!

meemsnyc said...

Real maple syrup can definitely be expensive! Making your own syrup is a great idea! I did a batch of concord grape syrup that is delicious over pancakes / french toast.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I'm trying to remember what kind of syrup I made a long time ago. Maybe it was blueberry. This one sounds good. I don't think we have huckleberries around here, though.

I love your header photo!

LynnS said...

I am loving your recipe and will make it for some weekend pancakes! I'll have to use blueberries, though.

Your new blog banner is fantastic. I see that woodburning stove..... :-)

Wendy said...

oh boy does that look delicious!